Spanish director Pedro Almodovar spins out enough frenetic material for four normal movies in this penetrating satire. Peter Coyote costars as Nicholas, an American writer living in Spain whose wife has killed herself, and whose stepson, Ramon (Alex Casanova), is obsessive and narcoleptic. Ramons ex-girlfriend, Andrea Scarface Garacortada is a TV show host for a program that could be called Spains Most Violent Home Videos. Played by Spanish star Victoria Abril, Andrea is seductive, manipulative, and will stop at nothing to get a story, spending most of the movie with a camera strapped to the top of her head. Then there is Kika (VerÃ³nica Forque), a flighty make-up artist in love with Nicholas but engaged to Ramon. When the sexually superhuman brother of KikaÂ’s lesbian maid (Rossy De Palma) rapes Kika in a very bizarre scene, this somehow causes all the links to come together, as the footage of the rape ends up on Andreas show, and sinister secrets come out from all directions. With topics ranging from motherhoood to serial killers, this is a sexy, insane work from the great Almodovar and deserves discovery by brave-hearted audiences.
Release Date: 05 June 2006
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced